Reviews of Terrace Bay
Wildlife sightings and reviews
36 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Terrace Bay and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Atmospheric resort at the end of the road."
The drive through the Skeleton Coast was fantastic and the road excellent. The different colours of rocks and sand were unlike anything we'd experienced before - an unforgettable journey a real feeling of isolation, although we passed the occasional vehicle which gave some reassurance that we were not completely alone.
The resort is comfortable and clean. Not plush but everything works with good food and wine. The staff are friendly and efficient.
Great views of the sea." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Terrace Bay review"
The drive from Damaraland to Terrace Bay was spectacular as was the subsequent drive to Swakopmund along the Skeleton Coast and we are so pleased we included it in our itinerary. Cape Cross to see the seals is a must." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Beauty and desolation at Terrace Bay"
Really lovely rooms, quite basic and scruffy ( as you would expect) but very nice indeed. Fab views.
The bar and restaurant were fantastic with very friendly staff. Great meal, the largest T bone steak I have ever seen. excellent breakfast. We saw seals and dolphins in the sea while breakfasting.
Didn't want to leave." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Wild and Wonderful Terrace Bay!"
We drove for many hours to get here and saw virtually no-one. So it was with great delight that we arrived safely and were met by the very chirpy NWR staff at Terrace Bay. The chalet was basic but perfectly okay and right on the beach. We fell asleep to the sound of the Atlantic crashing in.
There is little to do here unless you like fishing but it was quirky and remote and wild..... and if you want to drive the length of the Skeleton Coast this is the start/finish point! The food, as to be expected had its limitations but was perfectly adequate. There was a fully stocked bar which was very cheap considering the distance from any major centre. There is also a little shop there in the reception so you can purchase a few essentials if required.
Don't come here if you want five star luxury. Do come here if you really do want to get away from it all!" See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia
"Terrace Bay review"
Would be better to go from Swakopmund to either Exteneka or Twyfelfontein." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Now for something completely different"
The restaurant is on a hill above the chalet bungalows (which are kind of "UK seaside 1950s" for want of a better description - not specially tasteful or luxurious but certainly adequate). As the heading suggests this was certainly completely different but pleasingly interesting for that. Food was plainer than in some places, but with reasonable choice a la carte and very acceptable.
Visitors needs to know that in early 2014 if approaching the Skeleton Coast Park from the East on the C39 (as we did) you needed to reach the park gate by 17:00 (when it closes) but if approaching from the South on the C34 we believe the gate for northbound traffic closes at 15:00 - worth checking if likely to be arriving late afternoon!" See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Terrace Bay is different!"
It was good to be so close to the sea.
Rooms are very basic, (It is really a place for fishermen to stay), but are comfortable, and surprisingly warm.
For the most part staff were friendly.
Food was average.
We were all glad we went, but would not feel we had to return. Some of the comments in the visitors book were unnecessarily rude." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in South Africa
"Terrace Bay - not applicable"
"Completely Out of the Beaten Path"
Unfortunately, when we walked into the bathroom we noticed that the outside of the toilet was stained with stool. It was extremely unpleasant and disgusting! We informed the staff and they handled the matter efficiently switching to another room. They were very apologetic and seemed to have call many staff members who came to inspect the room." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 8n in South Africa
"Terrace Bay is a genuine outpost"
A word of caution- the last 50kms of the road to Terrace Bay are not very good with several stretches of soft sand; definitely not suitable for ordinary cars. We managed, just, in our 2x4 Nissan X-Trail but a 4x4 vehicle should be considered. However a great experience and not to be missed. The drive along the deserted road north from Cape Cross with the sea on one side and the dunes on the other feels like a real adventure." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
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